My Life: Do You Remember When…

It was your first day of school.

I remember mine. For some reason, I ALWAYS had a runny nose and watery eyes on the first day of school growing up. Always. Never the day before. Never the day after, just the first day of school. I remember specifically bringing two boxes of Kleenex the every year to be prepared. My friends and teachers always thought I was sick or something. I think ( in combination with season allergies) my nerves got the best of me, my body tensed up and then the waterworks started.

That’s how I feel RIGHT now.

I feel like it’s the first day of school all over again. I’m nervous starting out on this journey of photography and blogging.

I’m not a writer, nor do I promise I ever will be. But who knows, maybe going through this process of writing a blog will help me overcome that. I may say some things that embarrass me (i.e. the beginning of this post), I don’t live life too seriously and I like to tell it how it is, but I WILL do this because have high goals and aspirations for my photography business and that is why I’m pressing on through all of my anxiety to not only bring you beautiful images seen through my lens, but also to find out more about photography to really appreciate its value, and to learn some about me and what inspires me.

If you want to come along for the ride, come back here once a day, check out my new blog posts and leave me comments. I will be posting recent photo shoots,  some personal posts about my puppy and my faith, photography tips, and more. Let me know what you like, if there’s something you’d like me to blog about, or to just let me know someone is listening.

So here it goes. My first official blog post. And since I’m a photographer, I can’t end this without some pictures of course. Here are some I photographed my absolutely beautiful friend, Bekah, a children and family photographer in Olathe, KS. We’ve been going to the same church for awhile, we had just never ran into each other, but it was fate that it happened sometime. We go together like two peas in a pod, PB&J, we never have a dry moment, we can just talk and talk and talk and we had a blast together! We had a practice photo shoot where we took pictures of each other to learn more about our new cameras (we both just got a 5D Mark II!!), using reflectors, posing, learning about “good” light and how to deal with it in any situation (such as this day when we shot at high-noon, a photographer’s absolute worst nightmare because the light is so harsh. Anyways, here are a few:

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Isn’t she just stunning! Look at those gorgeous brown eyes!

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

And just for kicks.. here is her being silly using the reflector.

Pure in Art Photography Kansas City Portrait Photographer

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  • I’m so excited to be the first person to comment on your blog! I think your writing is great and the photos are awesome. I love how you tell stories in your blog and your not afraid to tell embarrassing things about yourself. Your photos look great too! I like the close-up and the backlit shot where you are looking up at her. Keep up the great work Tina! Can’t wait to read 29 more embarrassing stories about you and see more great photos:)ReplyCancel

  • Deanna

    Tina I love your website, all of your pictures and I can not wait to see your updates. Your passion shines through your pictures, and your talent shows through your work, good job!!!! And congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Mike

    Tina, your Pure in Art site lets you not only express your inner self with such passion, but also gives the world an opportunity to see how God can transform us into such expressive and unique individuals if only we let Him. Photography along with your natural and learned abilities combine to allow you to express life in so many ways which will allow us to all enjoy them for the next 29 days and beyond :))ReplyCancel

  • Cynda Summers

    I loved the photographs and your writing. You truly are a gold standard. I know you’ll be a great success in everything you do. I’m so proud you’re my “daughter” Congratulations Tina!ReplyCancel